They’re polar opposites — Shailene Woodley leads a laid back, alternative lifestyle, while Miley Cyrus constantly makes headlines for provocative clothing and wild partying. But The Fault In Our Stars star has somehow managed to identify with her colleague, and in a deleted excerpt from her Vanity Fair interview, she defends the singer’s choices.
“Miley isn’t rude or mean or cruel to anyone in her actions,” the actress told the mag. “She just does herself. And regardless of whether you agree with what she’s doing or not, it’s none of your business what she does. She’s not in the world doing mean things. Why are all these parents or all these people freaking out about Miley being herself? If you don’t want your kids to watch it, you know, you can change that situation at home, but don’t make a big deal of what she’s doing. Make a big deal about the bullies at school who are beating kids up.”
Besides Miley, Shailene also gushed about some well-known stars she actually knows personally — and, yes, that includes George Clooney, who she worked with on The Descendants. “George Clooney has been such an angel in my life for so many reasons,” she admitted. “At 18-years-old on my first movie set, he reaffirmed everything that I thought I knew, and he just — he was it. Like he was the expression of being open. And, I mean, he knew every single person’s name on set, and he hung out with the truck drivers more than he probably hung out with the actors. There was something major for me in recognizing that and then working with other actors who were friendly and nice, but who aren’t as open.”
Next up, Shailene will star in the Divergent sequel, Insurgent, due out on March 20, 2015.